The Ghosts of 1984 at The OlympicsT. SHER SINGH
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Everything in God’s creation has an inbuilt mechanism to correct itself.
The human body, for example, solves most of its challenges on its own, without outside intervention with medicines, etc. Vegetation automatically adjusts itself to the change of seasons. All objects obey the laws of gravity; no matter what, sooner or later, they have to succumb to its pull.
So is it with everything else in life. Genuine goodness always gets its reward. And evil its just desserts.
The evil unleashed by India and Indians against innocent Sikhs in 1984 and its aftermath too will work itself out, trust me. It’ll be relentless, and it will eat away at the heart of India as long as it takes, generation after generation. And like all acid and corrosion, it‘ll leave nothing standing.
28 years after 1984, India continues its mischief.
When it sent its olympians to London three weeks ago, they were led by an entire team of people, each of whom had the mark of 1984 virtually tattooed on their foreheads. Each had been involved in the mass-murder of innocents. KPS Gill, Tytler, Amitabh Bachchan …
Sure, they’ve skulked away from the public eye, basking in the fact that India has ignored Sikh entreaties against the outrage of their presence in the midst of civilized people. But here’s what really happened:
They brought with them the ghosts of 1984 and they have blanketed everything Indian in sight.
The opening night of the Olympics brought bad press for the Indians. Apart from the fact that somehow the non-Sikhs in the team all came out amidst the world’s attendees looking like chaprasis, they were depicted as idiots in the world press for having brought somebody’s one-night-stand along to lead the parade.
Now, two weeks later, let’s do the accounting.
Compared to the ignominous #50 rank India had achieved at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, guess what? They have managed to slip a further five places now. They proudly hold the #55 place in London today, the last day of the Games.
The ghosts of 1984 have been with the Indians throughout and will remain with India and Indians wherever they go, whatever they do.
They remind the world today that every time the Indian national anthem has been played at any Olympics - that is, the only times the anthem has been played there - it‘s when one Sikh or more has been standing on the podium.
Check it out. No Sikh, no gold, no Indian national anthem.
A couple of times, or even a few times, it becomes a coincidence. But over the course of an entire century? ... you can draw scientific conclusions from it.
The Indians - more than a billion of them crawling around a sad land - have yet to win a single gold medal in any Olympics in a hundred years without the help of one or more Sikhs.
So, do not forget the ghosts of 1984!
Today, in post 1984 India - a country which claims to have “arrived on the world scene”, to be “world class”, to have riches galore, etc., etc., just look at where the beggars - still beggars! - stand in the league of nations:
Close to the bottom of the list, in the company of Mongolia, Slovakia, Armenia, Estonia, Botswana, Gabon, Moldova, Tajikistan …
Each of these nations have a valid excuse: they have no money.
What’s yours, India?
That you have all the money in the world but no grace … all the resources you need to rise to the top, but still cursed and doomed for ever to be nothing.
Four years ago, India won a gold. A Sikh won it for them.
This time, they couldn’t win a single one. Zilch.
They’ve actually managed to do worse than Slovenia, Columbia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan … and 47 others, both rich and poor. Even behind Ethiopia, for heaven’s sake!
How utterly useless can a nation like you get, for heaven‘s sake?
Remember, the ghosts of 1984!
A bunch of ignorant Indians - backed by a slew of Hindu organizations and institutions - actually came up with a lengthy video clip, trying to denigrate Fauja Singh. Though produced earlier, it was widely aired on television on Indian channels to time with Fauja Singh's Olympic torch run in London. leading up to the start of the Olympiad.
Under the guise of being a comic spoof, it taunted Sikhs and the ghosts of 1984 by making light of the anti-Sikh pogroms in India.
Indians have never had class. This single act showed that that still don’t.
And, trust me, as long as the ghosts of 1984 occupy the subcontinent, they never will.
Conversation about this article
1: Arshtaj Singh (Canada ), August 12, 2012, 9:27 AM.
Khalistan Zindabaad ... Raaj karega Khalsa!
2: Rajan Biswas (Lucknow, India), August 12, 2012, 10:12 AM.
We are a self-cursed nation. Gradually but steadily slipping into the abyss, our slide made easy with the lubricated help of ignorance and greed.
3: Baljit Singh Pelia (Los Angeles, California, USA), August 12, 2012, 12:19 PM.
It truly is a shame that India was not able to run with the torch of awakening and enlightenment its Gurus gave it but instead used it to set fire to it's own brave and liberated. Wake up, India, remove the fog from your minds' eyes. Sikhi is the path to Gold and Silver.
4: N. Singh (Canada), August 12, 2012, 6:17 PM.
So true, and so well said!
5: Gurteg Singh (New York, USA), August 12, 2012, 7:09 PM.
"paapi ke maarne ko paap mahabali hai." The end of India - an artificial entity, first created by the British for administrative purposes, and then hurriedly left behind in pieces, when they fled in 1947 - is not too far and has been hastened by the attack on Harmandr Sahib and the genocide of hundreds of thousands of innocent Sikhs during the decade starting in 1984. Sikhs freed India from a thousand year of foreign occupation and slavery by giving countless sacrifices, then fed a whole starving nation, defended it during the four wars it fought, and contributed to its welfare way beyond their numbers. The treachery and the betrayal of the whole Sikh nation by an ungrateful Hindutava establishment is unprecedented in the history of mankind. Therefore God's retribution is bound to come. Already, more than 55 separatist movements are trying to free themselves from the Indian yoke. The Maoists, for example, are protesting their exploitation and stealing of their lands and mineral resources, and waging a wholesale war against the central government. Just last week communal riots claimed many lives, 400 Assam villages were vacated and more than 200,000 were forced to flee to refugee camps. Yesterday, there were communal riots in Mumbai and just today India's largest state, UP, has been engulfed in violence and bloodshed because of some religious procession. The corrupt, arrogant and shameless Indian Government is still not ready to make amends. Those of you who have sunk money in India, as investments or otherwise - now's the time to pull it out!
6: Raghunath Yadav, and 8 others (Gurgaon, India), August 12, 2012, 7:24 PM.
We share your pain, T. Sher Singh ji. My friends and I have just finished watching the London Games closing ceremony, and thinking back at what our politicians did so recently vis-a-vis the Commonwealth Games, we understand your disgust and disappointment with your land of birth, and at how it has betrayed us all. Believe me, many who are educated in this country or have half a brain, feel the same way but cannot see any light at the end of the tunnel. Let's all pray ...
7: Kiran Kaur (San Diego, California, USA), August 12, 2012, 8:25 PM.
Have you had a look at the Indian media today? They're hailing their six medals - 2 silvers and 4 bronzes - as the "Super Six"!? It's not a few of them, it's not just the uneducated, it's the whole lot ... they are a bunch of ... let me find a kind word ... well, you know what I mean ... Space cadets?
8: Raj (Canada), August 12, 2012, 10:31 PM.
The medals won by any country is the result of a system that is worked and perfected to produce results. It requires an institutionalized approach, and in India the only institutionalized activity is "corruption". A statistical analysis of the medals is on this website: http://simon.forsyth.net/olympics.html
9: Balesar Chaturvedi (Mumbai, India), August 13, 2012, 1:54 AM.
Wow! I just checked out the site recommended by Raj (#8), and the stats in it on India are quite unnerving! India has the very LAST, literally the LAST, rank out of 85 nations. It does not paint a pretty picture of India. I bet you our media won't touch this with a barge pole.